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What Does Tingling Sensation On The Face Indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 5 May 2017
Question: paralyzation starting with tingling in nose, spread to lip, hands, eyes twiching
upper lip is paralyzed
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Answered by Dr. Olsi Taka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Metabolic and hormonal issues should be considered.

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

That distribution of the symptoms fortunately doesn't correspond to a specific brain area, nor does it to a specific nerve. They cause symptoms in half of the body an face, not on both sides and involving only one lip. So you can rest assured that it is not a question of some dangerous neurological lesion like stroke tumor etc.

One explanation for those symptoms may be metabolic abnormalities. Alterations of electrolytes in particular calcium and magnesium can show such symptoms.

Another possibility would be hormonal alterations like thyroid dysfunction.

So I would have some routine blood tests to exclude the above issues such as blood count, glucose, liver and kidney function, electrolyte panel, thyroid function, vitamin B12.

If no such cause is found then the most likely explanation would be anxiety which can commonly manifest those symptoms.

I remain at your disposal for other questions.
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What Does Tingling Sensation On The Face Indicate?

Brief Answer: Metabolic and hormonal issues should be considered. Detailed Answer: I read your question carefully and I understand your concern. That distribution of the symptoms fortunately doesn't correspond to a specific brain area, nor does it to a specific nerve. They cause symptoms in half of the body an face, not on both sides and involving only one lip. So you can rest assured that it is not a question of some dangerous neurological lesion like stroke tumor etc. One explanation for those symptoms may be metabolic abnormalities. Alterations of electrolytes in particular calcium and magnesium can show such symptoms. Another possibility would be hormonal alterations like thyroid dysfunction. So I would have some routine blood tests to exclude the above issues such as blood count, glucose, liver and kidney function, electrolyte panel, thyroid function, vitamin B12. If no such cause is found then the most likely explanation would be anxiety which can commonly manifest those symptoms. I remain at your disposal for other questions.